I am just so thrilled that it is time for another Slapdash Saturday, since I have no idea what to talk about.
I guess I could start with the entirely gorgeous fall weather we’ve been having. It has been awesome. I love me some fall. I feel like it’s flying away already though, since the weather people are saying we could have frost tonight. I am not okay with this. Fall in Iowa = awesomeness. Winter in Iowa = despair and hopelessness.
Stinky’s sixth birthday is coming up on Friday, and my heart is really not okay with that fact. I also have no idea what to get him for his birthday. The kid is nearly impossible to buy for, especially since I’m not a fan of junk and stuff and never ending toys. My kids play most with art supplies, but we’ll probably get them for both of the boys at Christmas. It’s a conundrum, I tell you.
Yesterday I got to meet up with a friend I met on a message board and take her girls’ pictures. The photo shoot itself deserves its own post, but I think this is a good place for this picture.
Can you believe how well all those kids sat for this picture? I kind of can’t. My boys were seriously hot and sweaty by this point. They played on the playground for more than an hour while I took pictures of Denise’s daughters. Bless Art for being willing to come along. Squeezy got a little ornery toward the end.
Tonight I am taking senior pictures for a young man from church. It will be my first time doing senior pictures, so it should be exciting! 🙂 Both these photo shoots are for my fundraiser for Nate and Pam. I still have some slots available, so if you’re interested let me know. Christmas is coming, and photos make great Christmas gifts and cards! 😉
Squeezy has starting calling noses “beeps.” Because we beep her nose all the time. I’m mostly including this fact to make my sister-in-law Karen happy. She is a fan of the nose beep. I never said I married into a normal family.
In completely unrelated news, I really enjoyed this series on Dollar Store Crafts of cheap homemade costume ideas. I’m not sure if I’ll be using any of them or not, but I think she had some great cheap fun ideas. I really like the paper doll costume, but I doubt Bubs or Stinky would go for that, and Squeezy is still too little. Although–
Bahahahahaha. I do amuse myself.
And since I am an equal opportunity mean Mommy, here’s Bubs as Rapunzel—
I am totally cracking myself up right now.
So, in spite of the fact that ugh, I am so not ready, my freezer attests to the fact that it is time for another freezer cooking day. I’m planning to cook on Wednesday, and I am super excited because Nanci from 30 Day Gourmet sent me a copy of their Big Book of Freezer Cooking, and I am going to use some of the recipes from the book this time. So I will definitely post a review of the book next week. I’m sure my family will be excited to try some new recipes. 🙂
Anyway, I think that’s enough fun for one day around here. Hope y’all are having an entirely beautiful weekend!